ancestors, earth, love, main, mindfulness, poetry

A Love Language Decolonization poem

photo by @mareksminder I want to know how to speak my great great great great grand people's tongue. I want to speak it to them like love being spoken into existence on the days that are so still and warm with lavender and sandalwood commingling in the air when I feel them nearby. I don't… Continue reading A Love Language Decolonization poem

grief, heart, main, mindfulness, poetry, radicalcare, radicalselflove

a heart embrace (poem)

In dedication for all of you, all the places that hurt, all the beloveds we have lost... I am holding you. I am holding all of you in my practice and my loving care. image by @osalom Oh, my heart, I'm here. I know it hurts. I know it's hard. What do you need? To… Continue reading a heart embrace (poem)

blessing, Buddhism, grief, main

Blessings for All Beings

A blessing is whatever reminds us of the sacred loving presence that shines through all of us. ~ Tara Brach photo by @omkaar3009 Dear ones, I am holding you in my practice... all that aches, all that weeps, all that is weary, all that grieves, all that is enraged, all that is terrified... all the… Continue reading Blessings for All Beings

Buddhism, compassion, heart, lovingkindness, main, Meditation, mindfulness

heart-centered living

Please check out this regularly updated post on Coping with The Impact of Covid-19 if you are in need of support. 13th-century poet Rumi wrote: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” What if instead of finding all the barriers… Continue reading heart-centered living

main, mindfulness, poetry, radicalcare, radicalselflove

radical self-love

I am here with you.  I am here with you, I say to myself in a gentle lullaby. I will keep you safe.   I adore this poem by Ijeoma Umebinyuo. It says so much about radical self-love and its tenderness. "I bathe her, I play her some jazz, I feed her, I weep for her," she writes… Continue reading radical self-love